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Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter, Zindzi dies at 59



South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter Zindzi Mandela, has died at the age of 59.

She was the child of Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Zindzi died in a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning, SABC said.

She was serving as the South African ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.

The cause of her death was not immediately revealed.

Zindzi Mandela was Nelson Mandela’s sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his second wife.

President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement said Zindzi Mandela had “during our years of struggle brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakable resolve of our fight for freedom”.

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